Ranked #6949


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Japanese: ピューパ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2014 to Mar 28, 2014
Duration: 4 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 4.101 (scored by 12417 users)
Ranked: #69492
Popularity: #673
Members: 36,387
Favorites: 49
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The "life-and-death sibling" story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone. One day, Yume sees a mysterious red butterfly and her body undergoes a strange metamorphosis—into a creature that eats humans. Utsutsu struggles to find a way to restore his sister.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Pupa

Characters & Voice Actors

Hasegawa, Utsutsu
Hasegawa, Utsutsu
Ise, Mariya
Ise, Mariya
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Hasegawa, Yume
Hasegawa, Yume
Kido, Ibuki
Kido, Ibuki
Arita, Yuuhei
Mikami, Shiori
Mikami, Shiori
Hasegawa, Sachiko
Hasegawa, Sachiko
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko


Mochizuki, Tomomi
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Yamazaki, Erii
Theme Song Performance
Kido, Ibuki
Theme Song Performance

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Mar 27, 2014
Rarely do we see an Anime that is so pathetic that it fails miserably in every aspect.
Pupa, the 4 minute short anime, succeeds in showing epic patheticness on screen.

Being a horror Anime fan, I had lots of expectations from this anime, but it failed haplessly to live up to my expectations.

Well, If you want to know how it shows epic patheticness, then read on.

Story: 2
Pupa has a story. Yes, it has a plot, but what can you expect from an anime, which has a length of 4 min per episode. The plot is heavily rushed, and as a result a lot of things get read more
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Yesterday, 4:39 AM
When I first heard of Pupa it seemed rather interesting and worth looking forward to. Based on the horror manga with the same name, Pupa tells the story about two orphaned siblings who only have each other to rely on after severe domestic violence. However, one day they are both infected with the Pupa virus which turns the younger sister Yume into a grotesque man-eating monster while the older brother Utsutsu gains regenerative abilities.

This is, to put it bluntly, an exciting premise and Pupa appeared to have all the elements to make a memorable horror anime. While there had been mixed opinions from those who read more
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Do you think your list lacks anime rated 1; or do you simply want to experience what watching a horrible anime is like; or are you simply masochistic: both Pupa and Skelter Heaven are must watch anime! Pupa is the lowest rated TV show on MAL; and Skelter Heaven the lowest rated anime. Both are quite short so they don't take up much of life (and while you're at it, don't forget to watch Mars of Destruction as well)
Both these anime are gory, with a strong sibling relationship between the main characters. Characters want to study and know more about the creatures the other characters can turn into.

Opening Theme

"pupa" by Ibuki Kido & Erii Yamazaki

Ending Theme

"Dare yori Suki na no ni (誰より好きなのに)" by Kusuma San Shimai (Yurika Kurosawa, Minato Wakasa, Haruna Usui)

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